Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Expat Life: The story of a Dutch Window (I)

A photo of the living room's window of the house where we lived before we came to Tussen de Vaarten...
As you can see, Dutch windows are big...;-) This one has 6m2...true..

From Coisas Minhas


When I was organizing all the boxes for the removals, I received a letter from my landlord saying all the windows in the street would be replaced and my presence at home would be requested a couple of times. So, I was there when they put this wooden cover to protect the house from the cold and the rain.
A couple weeks later, all the houses in the street were protected from the bad Winter weather and they began to remove the old windows. The noise was terrible! I couldn't study. A couple of days later, at 7.30 am, they arrived to put the new window. I was very tired by then with all the preparations for the removals. I gave them coffee, barley coffee. It 's what I drink in the morning.
By the end of this day, the window was replaced and I finished the last boxes.

4 comments:

Thelma said...

Olá,

De facto aqui as janelas são tipo montras... ainda não percebi muito bem isso, haverá alguma história por detras? Vou pesquisar...

Beijocas, tem um bom dia ;D

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sandra dearest, it is fascinating to me to see the different styles of homes all around the world, and to see how others live. Thank you for always taking us on a tour from the great chateaux of Portugal to your sweet abode in your town. LOVE IT ALL! Enjoy the day, Anita

ana said...

Nunca estive na Holanda mas intrigou-me sempre essa transparência em relação mundo. Somos povos diferentes...
Obrigada pelas palavras que deixou na minha janela.
Bjs :)

Presépio no Canal said...

Thelma e Ana:

Segundo o que li na epoca, e uma forma de mostrar que nada ha a esconder e que actuam normalmente...

Tambem acredito que a necessidade de luz natural tenha tido influencia.

Bjs! ;-)